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FILE - In this Sunday, March 22, 2020 file photo, the Rev. William A. Mentz, pastor of the Scranton, Pa.-based St. Francis and Clare Progressive Catholic Church, wears a mask and gloves while distributing prepackaged communion to the faithful attending Mass while sitting in their cars in the parking lot of a shopping center in Moosic, Pa. The Progressive Catholic Church is a small denomination operating independently of the Roman Catholic Church. Other Catholic churches in the Scranton area suspended the celebration of mass to help control the spread of COVID-19. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Pandemic will alter Communion rituals for many US Christians

May. 19, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Holy Communion will have a different look when in-person worship services resume at the end of May in the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee: The wafers signifying the body of Christ will be placed in the hands of parishioners by priests and deacons wearing face masks and safety...

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020, photo, Morehouse College senior Lanarion

Historically black colleges work to help students amid virus

May. 15, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt herself as several colleges rejected her. Then Bennett, a small historically black women’s college in North Carolina, saw...

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2016, file photo, Andrew Wilson, center, competes in the men's 100-meter breaststroke during the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas. USA Swimming has announced its plans for a return to competition, beginning with a series of regional events in August before the national schedule begins in early November at Richmond, Virginia. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman, File)

Back to the pool: USA Swimming unveils tentative schedule

Apr. 27, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

USA Swimming is planning a return to the pool. Though, no one is quite sure how it will all play out during the coronavirus pandemic. The national governing body unveiled a tentative schedule Monday that begins with a series of regional events in August before a national lineup of meets kicks off in early...

Applications open for Appalachian Leadership Institute

Apr. 14, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Applications for the Appalachian Leadership Institute are being accepted for the program that begins this fall. The Appalachian Regional Commission developed the training program along with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy; Tuskegee...

An investigator takes measurements at the scene of a multi-victim stabbing at a Pilot truck stop on Strawberry Plains Pike in Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. A man fatally stabbed three employees and wounded a customer at a Tennessee rest stop and travel center Tuesday morning before a deputy shot and killed him, authorities said.(Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Authorities: Suspect in Tennessee stabbing was truck driver

Apr. 8, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed three employees and wounded a customer at a Tennessee travel center before being killed was as a truck driver from North Carolina, authorities said. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Pilot Travel Center off Interstate 40...

Law enforcement investigates at the scene of a multi-victim stabbing at a Pilot truck stop on Strawberry Plains Pike in Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. A man fatally stabbed three employees and wounded a customer at a Tennessee rest stop and travel center Tuesday morning before a deputy shot and killed him, authorities said.(Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

3 fatally stabbed, suspect killed by deputy at travel center

Apr. 7, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man fatally stabbed three people and wounded a fourth at a Tennessee travel center Tuesday morning before a deputy shot and killed him, authorities said. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Pilot Travel Center off Interstate 40 to find a person with...

Todd Helton served 48 hours in jail after DUI guilty plea

Apr. 6, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton pleaded guilty to driving under the influence as a first offense and has served 48 hours in jail as part of his sentence. Helton crashed his vehicle on March 18, 2019, in Knox County and required emergency medical care. No other cars were...